Making weddings unforgettable for over 19 years.


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Chris, Jami and Orlando make up the charismatic front line of vocalists who can cover any song and any genre; from Top 40 to rock, country, Motown, R&B, disco and standards they do it all. Always giving an electrifying performance the band now also plays continuous music, breaking down to 2-3 pieces and performing acoustically during dinner. Band leader and guitarist Strickland Bonner has been with the band since its inception and will coordinate with your caterer, photographer, videographer and event planner to make sure your wedding runs seamlessly and exceeds your expectations.
You can see a mix of many of the styles the band performs above, or if you want to see something more specific check out their “uncut” medleys that show off their Pop, Rock, R&B, 80’s, and ballad styles along with a bonus track of the Michael Buble’s cover of “Save the Last Dance” including a full 3 piece horn section.

With more 1000 events to their credit, Black Tie is only getting better with time.

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See and/or download their song list at the bottom of this page!


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If you’re looking for high energy, great live music and bragging rights, then BLACK TIE IS THE ONE FOR YOU.

They are one of the most recommended wedding bands in the Tri-State area.

Black Tie is a favorite of Wedding Photographers and Videographers for their amazing energy and smiles that they bring to every event!

See and/or download their song list at the bottom of this page!


What can I say?!?  You guys were more amazing than I expected.  I will absolutely recommend you guys because not only are you a delight to work with, but you all are extremely talented. You guys were, hands down, one of the best bands I’ve ever worked with.  So, THANK YOU!  And Jamie is absolutely adorable.  She knew everyone at the wedding!!  All the best,

-Rachael Fineberg, MangoProductions, LLC

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“Black Tie was Incredible!”

We hired them for our wedding after viewing their showcase in Rockville, MD. We feel so fortunate to have worked with them for our wedding.  The compliments keep flowing in! Our guests couldn’t believe they were singing live – that is how good they are. They were completely sensitive to volume throughout the wedding and even checked in with the parents to make sure the level of sound level was OK. Hiring Black Tie was stress free and they knocked it out of the park with very little direction from us. Thank you a million times over to Strick and the rest of the band for making our wedding incredible!

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Black Tie was amazing!!!  Weeks after our wedding, everyone is still calling to talk about how great they were. We were torn between a DJ and a band and now I am so glad we went with Black Tie. They read the crowd so well and even picked up on a reference in my brother’s speech and surprised everyone by playing it later in the night. Strickland was totally responsive, professional and calm. Thanks Black Tie!

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I booked the band Black Tie through Washington Talent Agency. Everyone was on the dance floor throughout the entire night. The band was AMAZING!!!!!,

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Every comment we received since our wedding has included something about how amazing the band was.

Black Tie is the perfect wedding band. They played a great mix of modern and classic dance songs which kept all of our guests on the dance floor all night long. They were very interactive and kept everyone entertained. A nice new touch that we didn’t know about, the female singer played guitar and sang during dinner. Strickland is very easy to work with and is amazing as a band leader. He responded to all of our questions and helped us with planning the night’s events.

Washington Talent was a pleasure to work with. We really enjoyed attending the band showcases at their studio because it helped us find the perfect band. If you have an upbeat crowd that wants to dance, we highly recommend Washington Talent and Black Tie.

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We booked Black Tie for our wedding and they were OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!! Ever since the wedding all we are hearing is about how incredible the band was. Strickland could not have been more flexible and accommodating. He worked with us in advance to tailor the schedule, music and tone of the reception to our vision. He had the dance floor packed from the first song to the last. They played through the entire night without taking a break. Strickland took over the schedule/timeline to make sure that everything was taken care of from the first dances, to the toasts, to the cake cutting and the bouquet toss. The singers were FANTASTIC!!! They got out on the dance floor and engaged the crowd. Chris’ personality and dance moves helped set the tone of the party and kept everyone going. They even learned a couple of new songs just for our special day. At the end of the night they had a terrific send off and I thought the building was going to collapse because they had 160 people jumping in unison. Afterwards, when I asked if they’d be willing to join us at a local pub for an after party drink, I was so touched when they obliged. They made the party and truly made us feel like they were part of our family. THANKS BLACK TIE!!!

-D’Anna and Will

 As reviewed on 10.22 Wedding Date: 07.09 5 out of 5 stars

Strickland and his team from Black Tie were amazing. So many guests enjoyed and asked who they were. They really made the night a party that keeps on going.

-Phyllis, Bride

The wedding was perfect beyond anything we could have hoped for!

Black Tie was exceptional…every minute!!  It was an incredibly happy time and a fabulous, fabulous party!!  Even the grandmothers and other older guests loved the music did some dancin’!  Susan and Greg were thrilled…they should only have as much happiness in their lives as they felt Saturday night!

I can’t say enough wonderful things to you!  It’s too bad that we could not have kept going after midnight… we just didn’t want the police to come visiting!

-With so much gratitude, Barbara (mom)

 Everyone young and old thought Black Tie was fantastic. The music was so great that no one wanted the night to end. Thanks for a perfect night.
-Dee Martin

 You are such talented musicians. It was so clear you really enjoy entertaining and your fun was contagious. Not only were we thrilled, but we received compliments from all of our friends.
-Steve and Julie


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